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    Forum Spotlight

    The Forum-Spotlight will reward outstanding contributions from community members with 500 gems.
    What makes an outstanding forum contribution? Glad you asked. Any post which is helpful, creative, charming or funny will be taken into consideration for the Forum Spotlight.
    There is no time-table for this event. Winners can be chosen at any time. If there is a post you believe should be taken into consideration for the forum spotlight, please PM BB_Odhran with your referral!
    • You must have one regular game account.
    • 3rd party rights must be respected.
    • Underage players must get parent's permission.
    • Post your contribution (e.g. a self made picture) in the forums.
    Choosing winners
    • Ubisoft/Blue Byte team chooses candidates for Forum Spotlight
    • Each candidate will be contacted by Community Manager and asked if he or she agrees to become a Forum Spotlight winner
    • Rewards will be sent to the winner's game accounts as soon as possible
    • Announcement of winners
      Participants agree that Ubisoft/Blue Byte is allowed to announce the winners and present their rewarded contribution. Real names will not be used for the publication, but nicknames, game world and language version. The contribution (e.g. picture) will be stored on Ubisoft/Blue Byte servers to present the content. Channels that might be used for announcing the winners and for presenting the contributions are international websites, forums, Facebook groups and Twitter channels managed by Ubisoft/Blue Byte (especially “The Settlers Online” channels).
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    Halloween Knowledge Base - by Psaltery

    Halloween Event - Knowledge Base

    Dear Settlers,

    During the Halloween Special, the Forum Spotlight reward is doubled. 1000 are awarded to the top contributors.

    Psaltery from Zeus created this comprehensive Halloween Knowledge Base.

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    The original file can be found here (external link to Google Drive).

    Congratulations!

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    Forum Spotlight - PvP Tutorial Video

    Forum Spotlight - PvP Tutorial Video

    Dear Settlers,

    The Forum Spotlight awards the most interesting and creative contributions our players have decided to share with us.

    Zami from Ares created this PvP Tutorial Video and won 500
    Zami is a member of the guild Ares Platinum Pythons led by Moonlime.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zami View Post
    I created a video where I go through pvp step by step from the requirements through doing a bandit expedition. It is almost 50 minutes long. Please enjoy!

    http://youtu.be/RBsQOyiLgDQ?list=UU2...VoZOD4fOwUlLHw


    Info provided in the comments on Youtube as well.

    Google Sheet for TSO PVP Help
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    The soundtrack is the Album Ambient Symphony by Zero Project.
    https://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a55681/ambient-symphony

    Addition on 8 Dec 2014:

    Here are just some things I have noticed during my few expeditions I have run so far. I also go over some of these in the video.



    • All marshals seem to gallop. They only need 1 second to move a flag distance.
    • Round blocks are too expensive as any troops lost during the battle will stay dead even after the leader is killed. It is best to use only enough heavy troops to block the camp to get the Marshal to the leader. Minimum of 10 is required. Equivalent of a 1 recruit block.
    • If you send too few troops and lose on a regular camp, BUT there is less than 20 of a single attack enemy type left (or 10 if they are heavy enemy types), the camp is still removed from the map as if you defeated it. Your marshal still has to recover because he lost. (This is only for bandit owned colonies and doesn't work on player owned colonies.)
    • Heavy units can be seen at a glance on enemies if you mouse over their icon and it does NOT have a bonus against a type. Only attack units have damage bonuses.
    • All battles seem to do max, or close to max, damage.
    • Once a colony is conquered, it counts for any "do an (any) adventure" guild quest.
    • The countdown timer to conquer a colony starts when the explorer gives you the island options, and does not end until after you set your defenses and click on Make it my Colony button from the Expedition (World) icon. So it is advised if you conquer the island with only a few minutes to spare and want to keep it as a colony, click the make my colony button.
    • Defense buildings and hiring the mercenaries all cost defense points. So choose wisely when deciding where to put defenses and what you want to add.
    • Everyone when they search will only find a Level 1 colony to start.
    • You only get to keep the colony for limited time of 7 days and appears to be set to the time you sent the explorer out and not when you actually conquered it.
    • An expedition uses your adventure slot. So you can either start an adventure or an expedition, but not both. You can still go on lootspots though.
    • If you have to send 2 waves, make sure to calculate for each of the waves. The enemies will heal completely (like bosses) between waves. The calculator sheet and simulator do NOT take this into account. Ex. A One-Eyed Bert requires 40 attack infantry to take out. If you have to send 120 attack infantry to take out the boss camp per the calculator, send 1 wave of 80 and 1 wave of 40.
    • There are multiple levels (called types in game) of colonies to conquer. Unknown yet what the exact number of colonies needed of each level to get the next level. The higher the level, the more it will give as a 6h reward, but the shorter time you have to conquer the colony.



    Current bugs to watch out for:


    • There is a glitch with lag when producing the weapons or troops. It may freeze and then go backwards in the production. Unknown if this causes any loss of weapons/troops when it does this, as I have not had any go missing with this glitch.
    • Another glitch with producing troops is that it may go back to saying you are not training anyone after the first stack is added. The settlers are returned but the rest of the resources are not. Multiple bug reports have been sent on this by lots of people.



    Cost of expeditions:


    • The cost for making pvp troops and running an expedition is very high. Iron bars is needed directly for all weapons except for 2, which require steel bars and therefore use iron bars indirectly. Coal is also needed in great quantities.
    • It is advisable if one is going to do pvp, to make weapons a little a time and then troops a little at time so as not to inhibit being able to run adventures.
    • Running expeditions using just attack and heavy infantry is cheaper resource wise, but there is a greater risk of reaching the troop and medipack limits very easily. It is also a higher risk as one bad block can mean you can't conquer the colony due to the limits.



    Things as of yet to be confirmed:


    The Youtube video can be found here (external link to Youtube).
    Zami's original thread can be found here.

    Congratulations!

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    Carnival Special - By bomwite

    Forum Spotlight - Carnival Special

    Dear Settlers,

    The Forum Spotlight awards the most interesting and creative contributions our players have decided to share with us. During the Carnival special, the reward is doubled!

    bomwite from Zeus created this Carnival Picture and won 1000

    Quote Originally Posted by bomwite

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    Congratulations!

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    International Forum Spotlight - Germany

    Torfkopp from the German instance was on the look-out and managed to take a few snapshots of the Rabbids. Some of them show very peculiar behavior, but see for yourself:


    Click on the picture for full size version

    We thank Torfkopp for this fantastic idea and congratulate him with 500 gems!
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    Isle of Darkness - By ShuttlePilot

    Halloween Event - Isle of Darkness

    Dear Settlers,

    The Forum Spotlight awards the most interesting and creative contributions our players have decided to share with us.
    Feel free to participate, 500 are awarded to the top contributors.

    ShuttlePilot from Zeus shared with us a picture her Island during the Halloween Event.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShuttlePilot View Post


    If the Addams Family were Settlers Online, this is where they would live.

    Click on the picture to open it.

    Congratulations!
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    Forum Spotlight - Fuerst_Vlad: Settler's Palm Island

    Fuerst_Vlad: Settler's Palm Island

    Fuerst_Vlad, the German hobby adventure map architect seriously has to remove "hobby" from his forum rank. His most recent adventure map reminds us (not without intention) of Dubai's "Palm Islands". It was created with the new assets from the Arabian Nights adventures. It's incredibly detailed and dazzling huge, so huge, that it's worth 1,000 Gems to us!



    See the original post at the German game forum
    Download the map: small (1,3 MB), medium (3,8 MB), original (huge) (23 MB)

    Kudos to Fuerst Vlad @Germany!
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    International Forum Spotlight

    International Forum Spotlight: Xmas Island

    We are kind of speechless around the (H)office: The German player "Fuerst_Vlad" has created another special hand made island. What stands more to reason than designing a Christmas themes island 1 week before Christmas? The map is available in high-res again and there are plenty of details to be discovered.



    German forum thread here
    Download the map: Small (0,67 MB), Medium (2,1 MB), Huge (33,1 MB)

    Merry Christmas!
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    Letter Writing Day - Gracie_the_Cat

    Gracie_the_Cat: Letter Writing Day

    There is almost nothing quite as exciting as receiving news from our loved ones. After setting up residence on a nearby settlement, Gracie_the_Cat writes home to share the latest developments!


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    Check out the original post on our forum

    Thank you for this entry and congratulations on winning 500 gems!
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    Last edited by BB_Aeyline; 10-24-16 at 07:14 am.

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    October Forum Spotlight

    Evil_J: Valuable Intel

    In recognition of Evil_J's efforts in providing our fellow settlers with helpful guides, we proudly announce our next Forum Spotlight winner. For all dedicated adventurers, here is some Valuable Intel!


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    Check out the original contribution.

    Thank you for this entry and congratulations on winning 500 gems!
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